Switch Was 2021’s Best-Selling Console In US, Call Of Duty: Vanguard Was Best-Selling Game

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With 2021 down us, there’s inactive plentifulness of year-end income numbers coming retired arsenic it relates to video games, and today, the NPD Group, which tracks income figures for games, consoles, and gaming accessories, released some its December and 2021 circular ups. 

Coming retired connected apical of 2021 was the Switch, which the NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella revealed was the best-selling hardware successful some portion and dollar income successful the U.S. contiguous connected Twitter. Switch was besides December’s best-selling level successful units sold, and successful presumption of dollar sales, it tied the PlayStation 5 past month. That means much Switch consoles were sold since adjacent the cheapest PS5 costs much than the astir costly Switch model. Of course, it's important to enactment that buying a Switch close present is overmuch easier than buying a PS5 owed to the ongoing spot shortage. 

US NPD HW - Nintendo Switch was December 2021's best-selling hardware level successful units sold, portion Switch and PlayStation 5 efficaciously tied for dollar income enactment successful the month. Nintendo Switch led 2021 hardware successful some portion and dollar sales.

— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) January 18, 2022

Overall, December hardware dollar income declined 3% compared to December of 2020, dropping to $1.3 billion. However, contempt that drop, full-year 2021 hardware spending reached $6.1 billion, which is up 14% compared to 2020. 

On the games broadside of things, Call of Duty: Vanguard, the latest successful the long-running Activision Blizzard, err soon-to-be Xbox, franchise, was December’s best-selling game. This led to Call of Duty becoming the best-selling video crippled franchise successful tracked dollar income for a 13th consecutive year, according to Piscatella. Halo Infinite was the fig 2 best-selling crippled of December 2021, which is rather the feat considering galore players didn’t acquisition the crippled arsenic it was disposable to download connected Xbox Game Pass. 

Coming successful astatine 3rd was Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which was not lone December’s best-selling crippled connected Switch, but the best-selling Switch crippled of 2021.

Here’s a look astatine the apical 10 video games successful December successful the U.S.:

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Halo Infinite
  3. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pear
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. Battlefield 2042
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  8. Mario Party Superstars
  9. NBA 2K22
  10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

And present are 2021’s apical 10 video games successful the U.S.

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
  5. Battlefield 2042
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. Resident Evil: Village
  9. MLB: The Show 21
  10. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

For a look astatine the apical 20 for these lists, arsenic good arsenic platform-specific lists and details astir December 2021 accessory spending, be definite to cheque retired Piscatella’s afloat thread here. For more, check retired the apical 10 integer PS5 and PS4 games successful 2021, and past cheque retired the top December integer downloads connected PlayStation 5 aft that.

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